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1 <br /> 2 Introduced by: Borough Clerk <br /> Requested by: Borough Clerk <br /> 3 Drafted by: Borough Clerk <br /> 4 Introduced: 05/01/2012 <br /> 5 Public Hearing: 05/17/2012 <br /> Amended: 05/17/2012 <br /> 6 Adopted: 05/17/2012 <br /> 7 <br /> 8 KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH <br /> 9 ORDINANCE NO. FY2012 -16 <br /> 10 <br /> 11 AN ORDINANCE OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH <br /> 12 AMENDING VARIOUS CODE SECTIONS <br /> 13 IN TITLE 7 ELECTIONS <br /> 14 <br /> 15 WHEREAS, Section 2 of this ordinance would change all references of the word "Special <br /> 16 Needs" to "Personal Representative" in this title; and <br /> 17 <br /> 18 WHEREAS, Section 3 of this ordinance would allow those running for candidacy who <br /> 19 cannot obtain notary services to have a postmaster attest their statement of candidacy and <br /> 20 this section would also allow candidates to submit their declaration of candidacy by electronic <br /> 21 submission; and <br /> 22 <br /> 23 WHEREAS, Section 4 of this ordinance clarifies that hand counting of ballots would only <br /> 24 pertain to precincts where the optical scans or other computer -read or electronic ballot <br /> 25 counting equipment are not used or in elections where write -in votes should be tallied and <br /> 26 <br /> 27 WHEREAS, Section 5 of this ordinance institutes a requirement to file a declaration of <br /> 28 candidacy for those who wish to run a write -in campaign and this amendment would <br /> 29 incorporate the language in the borough code in order to solidify the process in allowing minor <br /> 30 variations in the spelling of write -in candidate names to be counted for a candidate; and <br /> 31 <br /> 32 WHEREAS, Section 6 would eliminate the unnecessary process of counting write -in votes <br /> 33 the night of the election and would clarify the role of the receiving team; and <br /> 34 <br /> 35 WHEREAS, Section 7 provides for the effective date of this ordinance which would be upon <br /> 36 notification from the U. S. Department of Justice of non - objection to the Preclearance <br /> 37 Request in accordance with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. <br /> 38 <br /> 39 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE ASSEMBLY OF THE KODIAK ISLAND <br /> 40 BOROUGH THAT: <br /> 41 <br /> 42 Section 1: This ordinance is of a general and permanent nature and shall become a part <br /> 43 of the Kodiak Island Borough Code of Ordinances; <br /> 44 <br /> Kodiak Island Borough Ordinance No. FY2012 - 16 <br /> Page 1 of 4 <br />